The Tenderloin is one of the only neighborhoods in the city of San Francisco without a full-service grocery store, making access to fresh, nutritious food a daily struggle the community.
TNDC's Urban Agriculture work began with the TNDC Tenderloin People’s Garden in 2010: a vacant lot near City Hall transformed into what is now a vibrant and vital community garden. Located on the corner of Larkin and McAllister Streets, the TNDC Tenderloin People’s Garden was created as part of TNDC’s work for food justice, promoting a more equitable food system that prioritizes all people’s access to the basic human need of nutritious food. The garden brings together hundreds of volunteers from all over San Francisco to grow food and build community.
Urban Agriculture at the Tenderloin People's Garden is guided by Harm-Reduction and Trauma-Informed models, principles of Cultural Humility (see Our Approach), and the TNDC values of Collaboration, Equity, Excellence, Inclusion, and Integrity. The team is a core part of our Health & Wellness program housed in the Tenant & Community Services Department.